HC Deb 18 February 1907 vol 169 cc555-6
MR. HAY MORGAN (Cornwall, Truro)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the decision of the Court of King's Bench in the case of the "Pontypool Union v. Buck," to the effect that a married woman with ample separate estate is not liable to contribute towards the maintenance of her parents; and whether, in view of the fact that a son is so liable, he proposes to introduce legislation with a view of removing this distinction between the sexes by which an unfair burden is cast upon the ratepayers.


I am aware of the decision referred to by my hon. friend. I have taken note of the point, but I cannot promise to introduce legislation on the subject at the present time.